Utah Legislature 2013

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

The Deseret News' coverage of the Utah Legislature 2013 will zero-in on effects more than process, keeping foremost in our coverage what matters to Utah families as we explore the issues that have the potential to impact your job, gas, schools and food.

Based on our grass-roots efforts, Deseret News editors have identified five key issues that matter to Utah families. These issues include early childhood education, college and career readiness, economic development, health care and well-being, and intergenerational poverty.

These issues are often interrelated and essential to continued prosperity. We present those issues to you with a promise that our legislative coverage will center on those things that matter most to you.

House, Senate lock horns over liquor laws, but 'Zion curtain' stays

Utah House members expressed frustration Thursday over the Senate driving alcohol policy in the state, particularly its resistance to taking down the so-called "Zion... Read more »

March 14, 2013

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Legislature meets education funding priorities, looks to future

Lawmakers met the top funding priorities of both public and higher education for the 2013-14 academic year, leading to a legislative session that focused less on... Read more »

March 14, 2013


Lawmakers extend dating violence protections, expungement for some drug offenses

After nine years of attempts to pass similar legislation, the Utah Legislature passed a bill that enables Utahns 18 and older who are abused or threatened in dating... Read more »

March 14, 2013


House approves latest version of prison relocation bill

The House approved the latest version of a bill taking the first steps to relocating the Utah State Prison on Thursday that no longer includes a prohibition against... Read more »

March 14, 2013


Legislature passes license plate reader bill

A substituted bill requiring law enforcement to delete data scanned on license plate readers passed 24-0 Thursday in the Senate. Read more »

March 14, 2013

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